Beth Ostrosky Stern

Beth Ostrosky Stern at the Disney ABC Television Group Summer P

Ostrosky Stern in 2010, photo by s_bukley/

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1972

Ethnicity: Polish, some German, 1/16th Belgian Walloon

Beth Ostrosky Stern is an American actress, author, model, and animal-rights activist.

Beth is the daughter of Judy, a model, and Robert Ostrosky, a dentist. Her mother is of one half Polish and one eighth Belgian [Walloon] descent, with the rest of her ancestry being German or mostly German. Her father possibly also has Polish ancestry.

Beth is married to radio and television personality Howard Stern.

Beth’s maternal grandfather was Frank Charles Jarema (the son of John Jarema and Amelia Nellie Bobrowska). Frank was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

Beth’s maternal grandmother was Adele Marie De Ham (the daughter of Guy Theodore De Ham and Minnie Schlieper). Adele was born in Pennsylvania. Guy was the son of Victor De Ham, who was likely a Belgian of Walloon ancestry, and of Margaret F. “Maggie” Rabell, who was born in either Pennsylvania or Germany. Minnie was the daughter of William Schlieper, who likely also had German ancestry, and of Anna “Annie” Hart, whose parents were German.

Sources: Marriage record of Beth’s maternal grandparents, Frank Charles Jarema and Adele Marie De Ham –

Beth’s maternal grandfather, Frank Charles Jarema, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Beth’s maternal grandmother, Adele Marie (De Ham) Jarema –

Beth’s maternal great-grandfather, Guy Theodore De Ham, on the 1880 U.S. Census –
Guy Theodore De Ham on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Beth’s maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Schlieper, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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